Home Energy Savings Program
The Home Energy Savings Program is a joint program of Nicor Gas and ComEd, targeted to serve single family customers. The program offers a comprehensive Home Energy Assessment that evaluates opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades and provides financial incentives for completing those upgrades, all at a cost of only $99 (this can typically cost up to $500*).
- Instant rebates of 70% up to $1,750 to complete recommended energy efficiency improvements such as insulation and air sealing.
- A customized Home Energy Savings report detailing ways to save up to 20%† on your energy usage.
- Free installation of up to 10 CFL’s, high efficiency faucet aerators and shower heads, and hot water pipe wrap.
- Installation of a programmable thermostat, if desired, at a discounted price of $22.62.
Saving energy is as easy as…
- Schedule your Home Energy Savings assessment by calling toll-free 877.821.9988 .
- Once your assessment is completed, review the Home Energy Savings report that provides you with customized energy efficiency improvements, estimated savings, a fixed price proposal for the qualifying energy efficiency improvements and eligible rebates.
- After signing your proposal, a program participating contractor will be assigned to install your qualified energy efficiency improvements. The contractor will bill you only for your portion of the cost, collecting the rest from Nicor Gas and ComEd.
Limited time offer!
For details see the Home Energy Saver Web Site. Please note that the Home Energy Saver Program is being promoted through Energy Impact Illinois. See related article.
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Energy conservation information online
Residents can calculate energy consumption with a personalized energy calculator at www.theenergybills.org, a web site sponsored by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), in partnership with the City of Chicago, City of Rockford, ComEd, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, Peoples Gas and The Northern Illinois Energy Project. The web site also offers tips on lowering energy bills, finding rebates for energy conservation efforts and locating contractors to replace broken or inefficient appliances and equipment. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources & Funding Sources for Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
Energy Savers: Comprehensive website of resources around energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Illinois Clean Energy Foundation: Funding organization that provides grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Illinois.
IL Energy Efficiency Grants: Grants from the state of Illinois for energy efficiency projects.
IL Renewable Energy Grants: Grants from the state of Illinois for renewable energy projects.
Building Energy Codes Program: Department of Energy website with resources and information around building energy codes.
Cook County Energy Efficiency Program: Free energy audits and funding and loans for energy efficiency projects through Cook County.
ICLEI: Non-profit with a variety of tools and resources for local governments interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Other Useful Websites
www.energystar.gov Promotes energy efficient products and practices for home and business
www.cntenergy.org promotes urban sustainability
Top thirteen, plus two, Actions to Improve Energy Efficiency of a House
from the Oak Park Environment & Energy Advisory Commission
Check out the “Top thirteen, plus two, Actions to Improve Energy Efficiency of a House” — a great step-by-step guide for things you can do to make your home more energy efficient.